Woo-hoo a spinning giveaway! Not just any spinning giveaway either – friend, breed enthusiast and expert spinner, Beth Smith has been working on this book for years and it’s finally here!

This book picks up right where Deb Robson’s Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook left off. It answers the question, sheep breed by sheep breed, “how do I work with it?” This book covers choosing, washing, prepping and spinning fleece. It’s thorough and pretty amazing, just look:

It's gorgeous!

It’s gorgeous! Also sheep!

Storey Publishing has donated a copy of this beautiful book for a giveaway.

Want to explore some of the breeds Beth Smith discusses in The Spinner’s Book of Fleece? Enter Alison from The Spinning Loft. She built a raw fleece sampler around Beth and her book, The Beth Smith Sampler.

Here’s her description:  This sampler pack is a fantastic companion. Containing 2 oz. each of 15 breeds that Beth identifies and/or discusses in the book, this is a great way to get a taste for some of Beth’s favorite fibers.  Contents of the sampler vary based on stock, but each sample is found in the book.

How many people are so fiber obsessive they have a fleece sampler named after them? Alison has donated one sampler for our giveaway.

Ready to spin? Ready to win?

Our regular rules apply:

Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Saturday,  August 23. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win a copy of The Spinner’s Book of Fleece from Storey Publishing and a Beth Smith Sampler from The Spinning Loft . If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other spinners a chance. Giveaway value $97.95
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248 Responses to Jillian’s Spinning: The Spinner’s Book of Fleece Giveaway!

  1. Liz says:

    Sheepily delicious! This looks like exactly the right addition to my spinning library at exactly the right time. Congrats on hatching the book, Beth. :)

  2. Lynn says:

    Can’t wait to see this book, not sure I can hold off until a book signing. Bet the sampler is the perfect accompaniment – what a great giveaway!

  3. Maureen says:

    OK, this is the giveaway I most want to win. Really.

  4. leann says:

    Golly Gee, I hope it’s me!

  5. Josiane says:

    You were absolutely right when you said this is “not just any spinning giveaway” – that’s a fabulous prize package! What a great way to learn more about fleece from various breeds, both in theory and practice!

  6. Meg says:

    It looks amazing! I’m really excited for this book.

  7. Heather Forsythe says:

    I love the idea of having 15 breeds of fiber right there on hand to mess around with as I am reading the book! Chances are, I haven’t worked with many of them, though I love breed specific spinning challenges.

  8. Jude says:

    That looks like an. Amazing book! What a guide to spinning different breeds, and with the sampler pack this is an awesome prize ;)

  9. Jody says:

    Would love to win! Great book!

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

  10. Lisa says:

    I so look forward to getting my hands on this book!

  11. Peggy says:

    I spin. I knit. Book. Fleece. Best way to end the summer.

  12. Flan says:

    What an amazing resource!

  13. Ginny says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Jeanette S says:

    What an absolutely awesome giveaway!

  15. Please include me in the list of hopeful people! What a prize!

  16. Carolyn says:

    Loved the Fleece and Fiber Handbook; this sounds like a really wonderful next step – I would love love love to win it!

  17. Bettina says:

    wow! what a great prize and lovely addition to my library…

  18. Amy says:

    I’d love to win this prize!!

  19. Lisa Chan says:

    Congratulations Beth!

    Wonderful giveaway. Would cherish.

  20. Rebecca LL says:

    Pretty Please pick me?

  21. Laura Walters says:

    Bouncing up and down with excitement! So excited about this book!

  22. Kris says:

    What a beautiful prize. Storey Publishing and Alison are quite generous.

  23. Shana says:

    I am just learning to spin and this would be an amazing resource for me! :)

  24. Lisa says:

    Wowza, what a great giveaway!

  25. Carmen N says:

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway – I’m still a beginner but want to learn it all!

  26. Betty says:

    Would love to win this! If not, sigh, I’m seeing this on my Christmas list.

  27. Karen H says:

    What a lovely looking book!

  28. Åsa Tornborg says:

    Omg! I need this! :D

  29. Joanna says:

    Looks so lovely. What a great giveaway.

  30. Kate (@ktsmurf) says:

    Wow! What an awesome giveaway. I’m looking to get into spinning, so this would be super helpful!

  31. Whilst I would love to win this, I’m in the UK and guess that the giveaway is US only? Still, this is the second time that I have come across this book in two days, and it has rave reviews. I think that I might add this to my Christmas list.

    I am returning to spinning after a year long hiatus. I have a new wheel to renovate; and my old (now repaired) wheel, plus a little fluff on the spindle. I can’t wait to get going again.

  32. Caitlin says:

    Neat giveaway! As an avid knitter, I wish I knew more about spinning.

  33. Megan says:

    What a lovely giveaway. That sampler to accompany the book is a stroke of genius!

  34. Nika says:

    What an awesome giveaway!

  35. Sarah Unsicker says:

    What a great book!

  36. wend says:

    Love the idea of the sample pack.

  37. Allison says:

    This book sounds pretty awesome!

  38. jennsquared says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you!

  39. Mary says:

    This kit is wonderful! Like a ‘box of chocolate.’ The book & sampler pack gives the spinner a tasting of lovely fiber. Just like a tasting party it looks like it shows you how to best enjoy it.

  40. Anne says:

    I would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity

  41. Kate says:

    What a lovely giveaway, thank you!

  42. CountryAle says:

    Motivation to practice.

  43. Kristen says:

    Looks like a beautiful book that I will have to have one way or the other!

  44. chris says:

    This is such a great idea for a giveaway! I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for a while. The sampler pack is brilliant!

  45. Cynthia Acheson says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Please add me to your “hopefuls” list, as this book and sampler would be an amazing addition to my spinning resources ;) . Thank you for offering this contest.

  46. Carol Barford Causey says:

    Perfect way to get into the zone of…sample, sample sample!

  47. Alicia Grayson says:

    I can’t wait to get this book! Good luck for all of us!
    thanks

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